F-16 Fighting Falcon News

Singapore – F-16 Pilot Training

October 4, 2010 (by Asif Shamim) - The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Singapore of defined order training for a three-year pilot training program at the Tucson Air National Guard Base in Arizona.

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RSAF F-16D block 52 #94-0283 from the 425th FS is seen departing from Nellis AFB during Red Flag 10-4 on July 28th, 2010. [Photo by EOR]

Training includes F-16 Basic, Transition, Conversion/International Advanced Weapons, and Instructor Pilot Upgrade courses.

The Government of Singapore has requested a possible sale of defined order training for a three-year pilot training program that specifies the number and type of pilot training slots with an option to extend at the Tucson Air National Guard Base in Arizona.

Training includes F-16 Basic, Transition, Conversion/International Advanced Weapons, and Instructor Pilot Upgrade courses. Also included are related program requirements necessary to sustain a long-term CONUS training program. The estimated cost is $150 million.

Singapore needs this training to develop mission-ready and experienced pilots to support its current and future F-16 aircraft inventory. The well-established pilot proficiency training program at Tucson ANGB will continue professional interaction and enhance operational interoperability with U.S. forces.

There is no prime contractor involved in this proposed sale. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.


Courtesy of Defense Security Cooperation Agency